Tolmie State Park is a 105-acre marine day-use park with 1,800 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. This forested park is on Nisqually Beach, a few miles from Olympia, the state's capital city. The park offers a variety of beachside activities and an underwater park built by scuba divers.

trail running
17 days ago

Starting to get muddy, boardwalks slippy - still a enjoyable place to run

24 days ago

A little small but I like the seclusion of this park so close to Lacey and Olympia.

It’s a busy trail usually but it’s only because of how beautiful it is. My kids love to read about the different trees that grow there and explore the trails with wonder every time we go. I highly recommend and love this trail.

this was the funniest trail ever

2 months ago

definatly a fun little trail! my wife has a spinal cord injury but made it just fine. the kids found a slug to watch and really enjoyed the small beach at the other end. plus there are a few great photo stops.

This is an awesome loop, well-maintained. Despite the proximity to water, there were not many bugs. Lots of benches along the trail for resting. Our German shepherd loved it.

Love, love, this trail...had nice twists and turns, quiet and cool. Perfect for the beginner hiker and my pup

This would be on the low end of moderate. It is not flat but really only has a small amount of elevation. It is really a lovely walk.

trail running
5 months ago

This is a great trail for kids and a quick trail run. Easy hike for kids 6 and older. There are a couple of hills where they could tire out. If you want to check out the beach, make sure to check the tide tables, the lower the tide the further out you can walk! Don't forget your Washington State Parks pass

We enjoyed learning about the trees from the signs along the way. It was fun to head out to the beach when we finished. There were also tons of nice benches along the trail and picnic tables at the end. Also well marked.

Great trail! We did the 4 cedar trail. Still very muddy this time of year though so be prepared to have muddy shoes!

Took our little dog and 2 kids (4 and 8) - it was beautiful with lots to see. We did the sandy beach trail first, then 4 cedars. There were a lot of fellow hikers, and lots of dogs - all leashed and no poo on trail - yay! There were some super muddy and slippery areas, so don’t wear shoes that you don’t want yucky.

Pretty walk. A bit muddy this time of year, but with a some waterproof boots this trial is worth hiking :-)

9 months ago

easy, short out and back trail.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Can be muddy, but this place is beautiful! bring some good boots if you plan on going on the beach area. Can also be smelly. Great for clamming if you're into that. REally pretty and different hikes around the area.

10 months ago

It’s an easy trail. Lots of traffic and very muddy, but was still a pleasant and pretty little hike. Something nice for a quick fix when you don’t have time to go somewhere with more incline. We did the loop clockwise and then went back counterclockwise to get a little more out of it. Doing that it give you 4 miles.

11 months ago

While my son and his wife made Thanksgiving dinner, my wife and I decided to visit the area and take a quick hike.
Great easy round trip. Had a coyote come across our trail, (biggest one I've seen in the woods about the size of a German Shepard) came running in front of us about 15yards and stopped about 20 yards away, then ran off.
Saw another much smaller one on the road, just as we were driving out of the parking lot.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Did this, it was slick with leaves. Still some awesome foliage. Will do this in the spring.

Friday, September 22, 2017

not many parking spots

Friday, August 25, 2017

Great hike, very kid and dog friendly.
Perfect hike for us, our 5 and 3 year old kids and the dog too.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

great hike for kids. get their early. not much parking

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Enjoyed this hike in the early afternoon. Decided to take the dogs with us and they seemed to enjoy it as well. Trail was the perfect distance for us and the dogs. The trail was also well kept and void of trash. Keep in mind that you will need to pay to park in the parking lot. 10 dollars for a day pass, well worth it. After the hike there is an opportunity to search for some clams of the beech. A wonderful time at the park, will be back.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nearby and a fun walk. Off a paved road enough to be considered a hike but not very difficult. Good trail to tire out the dogs!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nice trail for running. Only couple short spots that are steep enough you'd walk, but overall easy trail for family hike to burn off an hour or less.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

we loved it. very dog friendly.just wish I had better shoes

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nice loop trail accessible from the lower parking lot, finishes close to the bathrooms. The trail has several information plaques that discuss the trees and environment. Some spots can get a bit muddy but there are ways around it if you don't want to go through it. There's also signs pointing you in the right direction along with some benches in the path. I was hoping for an ocean view but you won't see it until you get off the trail. Definitely worth doing, if anything go for the beach.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Nice little trail for an afternoon hike.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pretty straightforward trail. Was fairly muddy today. One note is that it is a park that requires a Discovery Pass, or a one day $10 fee. I didn't have cash or a checkbook on me, and had no cell service; so I had to turn around, drive until I had service, and pay online. :)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The only trail I saw people on at Tolmie today. A good view of the Puget Sound with benches and picnic tables.

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